As for the question if there is a demand for swapping I would say it is already being done here by the people that have been uploading material here on the site. Now for the friends of mine that have asked me to get a movie downloaded for them to burn later since they only have dial-up I would gladly do as I assume anyone else would do for there friends and family. I usually get something back for my troubles like extra blank dvd's or cd's. Now back to your original question if someone would buy masters I would have to say no.
Cool. Thanks for the debate. One way or another, this is a great resource to share with the masses and keep cinematic history alive. Eventually, these digitized footage will be the only surviving media. I hope generations will benefit. They just don't make 'em like they used to.